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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229552/caspase-6-is-a-dispensable-enabler-of-adult-mammalian-axonal-degeneration
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V Woo, C Cheng, A Duraikannu, A Chandrasekhar, K Purdy, J A Martinez, D W Zochodne
The progress of axonal degeneration (AxD) following injury or insult impacts both recovery from axonal transection and protection of axons from diverse insults, or axonopathy. Here we provide evidence that increases in capase-6 (Casp6) expression and action contribute to the progression of AxD. The expression of Casp6 protein and mRNA in distal branches of sensory axons undergoing AxD was confirmed. We developed and utilized a new model of axonopathy in live mice by serially visualizing the viability of cutaneous axons in the ear pinna that expressed an axonal YFP transgene, in response to capasaicin-induced AxD...
December 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221815/corneal-confocal-microscopy-as-a-non-invasive-test-to-assess-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
#2
Qian Xiong, Bin Lu, Hong-Ying Ye, Si-Ying Liu, Hang-Ping Zheng, Rui-Yun Zhang, Xiao-Na Qiao, Shuo Zhang, Xiao-Xia Liu, Qing-Chun Li, Na Yi, Liang-Cheng Wu, Jie Wen, Tian-Song Zhang, Yi-Ming Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of corneal confocal microscopy (CCM)as a non-invasive test to assess diabetic peripheral neuropathy in Chinese patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Diabetic distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSPN) and its severity degrees were assessed based on the modified Toronto diagnostic criteria in 128 patients with type 2 diabetes (No DSPN [n = 49], mild DSPN [n = 43], moderate-to-severe DSPN [n = 36]) and 24 age-matched controls...
December 5, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217500/peripheral-neuropathy-as-a-complication-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-a-child-with-newly-diagnosed-diabetes-type-1-case-report
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Marta Baszyńska-Wilk, Marta Wysocka-Mincewicz, Anna Świercz, Jolanta Świderska, Magdalena Marszał, Mieczysław Szalecki
BACKGROUND: Neurological complications of diabetic ketoacidosis are considered to be very serious clinical problem. The most common complication is cerebral edema. However this group includes also less common syndromes such as ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis or very rare peripheral neuropathy. CASE REPORT: We present a case of 9-year old girl with new onset type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, cerebral edema, multifocal vasogenic brain lesions and lower limbs peripheral paresis...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199767/oxcarbazepine-for-neuropathic-pain
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Muke Zhou, Ning Chen, Li He, Mi Yang, Cairong Zhu, Fengbo Wu
BACKGROUND: Several anticonvulsant drugs are used in the management of neuropathic pain. Oxcarbazepine is an anticonvulsant drug closely related to carbamazepine. Oxcarbazepine has been reported to be efficacious in the treatment of neuropathic pain, but evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is conflicting. Oxcarbazepine is reportedly better tolerated than carbamazepine. This is the first update of a review published in 2013. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of oxcarbazepine for different types of neuropathic pain...
December 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196119/bone-mineral-density-and-markers-of-bone-turnover-and-inflammation-in-diabetes-patients-with-or-without-a-charcot-foot-an-8-5-year-prospective-case-control-study
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Rasmus Bo Jansen, Tomas Møller Christensen, Jens Bülow, Lene Rørdam, Per E Holstein, Niklas Rye Jørgensen, Ole Lander Svendsen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Charcot foot is a rare but severe complication to diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. It is still unclear if an acute Charcot foot has long-term effects on the bone metabolism. To investigate this, we conducted a follow-up study to examine if a previously acute Charcot foot has any long-term effects on bone mineral density (BMD) or local or systemic bone metabolism. METHODS: An 8.5-year follow-up case-control study of 44 individuals with diabetes mellitus, 24 of whom also had acute or chronic Charcot foot at the baseline visit in 2005-2007, who were followed up in 2015 with DXA scans and blood samples...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182400/interleukin-4-gene-intron-3-vntr-polymorphism-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-peripheral-neuropathy
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Monika Buraczynska, Kinga Buraczynska, Pawel Zukowski, Andrzej Ksiazek
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is one of late complications of diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism in intron 3 of interleukin-4 gene and risk of DPN. METHODS: We examined 926 T2DM patients and 420 healthy controls. In the patient group, 44% had DPN. Genomic DNA was isolated from all subjects and genotyped for the IL-4 VNTR polymorphism by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
November 28, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177923/skin-autofluorescence-is-a-noninvasive-surrogate-marker-for-diabetic-microvascular-complications-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Keiji Yoshioka
INTRODUCTION: Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are known to play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications. Skin autofluorescence (AF), a marker of AGE accumulation in tissue, can be measured noninvasively using a skin AF reader. The present study aimed to evaluate the relationships of skin AF with diabetic microvascular complications and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), a surrogate marker for atherosclerosis, in Japanese subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
November 24, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176367/rare-nav1-7-variants-associated-with-painful-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Iulia Blesneac, Andreas C Themistocleous, Carl Fratter, Linus J Conrad, Juan D Ramirez, James J Cox, Solomon Tesfaye, Pallai R Shillo, Andrew S C Rice, Stephen J Tucker, David L H Bennett
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common disabling complication of diabetes. Almost half of DPN patients develop neuropathic pain for which current analgesic treatments are inadequate. Understanding the role of genetic variability in the development of painful DPN is needed for improved understanding of pain pathogenesis, for better patient stratification in clinical trials and to target therapy more appropriately. Here we examined the relationship between variants in the voltage gated sodium channel Nav1...
November 22, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159909/essential-role-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-in-diabetic-erectile-dysfunction
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L Hu, S Qi, K Zhang, Q Fu
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a worldwide problem threatens men's health. The incidence of ED in diabetic patients is higher than that in the healthy population. The incidence of peripheral and autonomic neuropathy is significantly higher in diabetic patients than in normal men. Vasomotor nerves play an important role in the regulation of erectile function. Degeneration of autonomic and sensory nerves is a common type of diabetic neuropathy (DNP) and is closely related to erectile function. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been demonstrated to improve diabetic erectile dysfunction in rat models and in humans...
November 21, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137090/diabetic-and-sympathetic-influences-on-the-water-permeability-barrier-function-of-human-skin-as-measured-using-transepidermal-water-loss-a-case-control-study
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Seung Hoon Han, Ji Woong Park
The presence of long-standing hyperglycemic conditions has been suggested to lead to many skin problems associated with an impaired skin barrier function. However, the relationship between impaired skin barrier status and altered peripheral nervous system function has not yet been determined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the water evaporation rate as a measure of the permeability barrier function of diabetic skin and its relationship to diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSPN) and peripheral autonomic neuropathy (PAN) using well-controlled confounding variables...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109298/severity-of-neuropathy-is-associated-with-long-term-spinal-cord-stimulation-outcome-in-painful-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-five-year-follow-up-of-a-prospective-two-center-clinical-trial
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Maarten van Beek, José W Geurts, Rachel Slangen, Nicolaas C Schaper, Catharina G Faber, Elbert A Joosten, Carmen D Dirksen, Robert T van Dongen, Sander M J van Kuijk, Maarten van Kleef
OBJECTIVE: Evidence from prospective studies for long-term treatment efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in painful diabetic polyneuropathy (PDPN) is not available. We report prospective data on the effect of SCS on pain ratings, treatment success and failure, and complications during a 5-year follow-up in patients with PDPN. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients with PDPN (n = 48) were included in this prospective multicenter study. The Michigan Diabetic Neuropathy Score (MDNS) was used to assess the severity of neuropathy...
November 6, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099931/clinical-fractures-among-older-men-with-diabetes-are-mediated-by-diabetic-complications
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Richard H Lee, Richard Sloane, Carl Pieper, Kenneth W Lyles, Robert A Adler, Courtney Van Houtven, Joanne LaFleur, Cathleen Colón-Emeric
Introduction: Type 2 diabetes mellitus among older women has been associated with increased bone mineral density, but paradoxically increased fracture risk. Findings among older men have varied, and potential mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Methods: Retrospective study of male Veterans 65-99 years of age who received primary care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) from 2000 to 2010, using administrative data from all 146 VHA medical centers linked to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare fee-for-service data...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097792/interactions-of-notch1-and-tlr4-signaling-pathways-in-drg-neurons-of-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-models-of-diabetic-neuropathy
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Tianhua Chen, Hao Li, Yiting Yin, Yuanpin Zhang, Zhen Liu, Huaxiang Liu
Understanding the interactions between Notch1 and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathways in the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy may lead to interpretation of the mechanisms and novel approaches for preventing diabetic neuropathic pain. In the present study, the interactions between Notch1 and TLR4 signaling pathways were investigated by using dorsal root ganglion (DRG) from diabetic neuropathic pain rats and cultured DRG neurons under high glucose challenge. The results showed that high glucose induced not only Notch1 mRNA, HES1 mRNA, and TLR4 mRNA expression, but also Notch1 intracellular domain (NICD1) and TLR4 protein expression in DRG neurons...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077757/clinical-and-economic-burdens-experienced-by-patients-with-painful-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-an-observational-study-using-a-japanese-claims-database
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Nozomi Ebata-Kogure, Kazutaka Nozawa, Aya Murakami, Tetsumi Toyoda, Yuri Haga, Koichi Fujii
BACKGROUND: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) may often be painful. Despite the high prevalence of painful DPN (pDPN) among patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), understanding of its clinical and economic burden is limited. This study aimed to describe the clinical and economic burdens faced by patients with pDPN in Japan, and compared them with those experienced by patients with DPN but without painful symptoms (non-pDPN). METHODS: This retrospective, observational study used data from a large-scale, hospital-based Japanese claims database collected from April 2008 to June 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076666/comparison-of-topical-capsaicin-and-topical-turpentine-oil-for-treatment-of-painful-diabetic-neuropathy
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Muhammad Usman Musharraf, Zaheer Ahmad, Zernab Yaqub
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus is a pandemic of the modern era owing to our rapidly deteriorating lifestyle. Painful diabetic neuropathy is one of the costliest and disabling complications of diabetes mellitus. No single treatment exists to prevent or reverse neuropathic changes or to provide total pain relief. Topical Capsaicin and Turpentine Oil are found to be effective in treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. METHODS: Patients of either gender with ages between 18 and 70 years having painful diabetic neuropathy already taking one oral drug for painful neuropathy and treatment for diabetes mellitus and an HbA1C less than 8...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055405/traumatic-brain-injury-diabetic-neuropathy-and-altered-psychiatric-health-the-fateful-triangle
#16
Hadi Abou-El-Hassan, Batoul Dia, Khalil Choucair, Stephanie A Eid, Farah Najdi, Lama Baki, Farid Talih, Assaad A Eid, Firas Kobeissy
Traumatic brain injury is a detrimental medical condition particularly when accompanied by diabetes. There are several comorbidities going along with diabetes including, but not limited to, kidney failure, obesity, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, stroke, neuropathies and amputations. Unlike diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2 is more common in adults who simultaneously suffer from other comorbid conditions making them susceptible to repetitive fall incidents and sustaining head trauma...
October 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053880/electrodiagnostic-errors-contribute-to-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-misdiagnosis
#17
Jeffrey A Allen, John Ney, Richard A Lewis
INTRODUCTION: Documentation of peripheral nerve demyelination is an important part of the chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) diagnostic process. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients referred with a diagnosis of CIDP who were found to have a different condition. Electrodiagnostic study data and interpretations formulated at the time of the initial diagnosis were compared to those obtained during the reevaluation. RESULTS: Thirty-nine of 86 patients were found not to have CIDP...
October 20, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048762/clinical-factors-associated-with-the-symptoms-of-constipation-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-a-multicenter-study
#18
Eiji Yamada, Yulia Namiki, Yuya Takano, Hikaru Takamine, Koji Inazumi, Hiroto Sasaki, Masayo Yamada, Satoshi Ito, Tomoyuki Iwasaki, Naoki Mantani, Taichi Minami, Uru Nezu Osada, Yasuo Terauchi, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Changes in treatment protocols for patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) may influence the functions of the digestive tract. This study examined possible clinical factors associated with the symptoms of constipation in patients with DM. METHODS: This was a multicenter study. Participants were consecutive Japanese patients undergoing treatment for type 1 or type 2 DM. Constipation was evaluated using the gastrointestinal symptom rating scale. Diabetic neuropathy was evaluated by the presence or absence of peripheral neuropathy of the lower limbs...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029862/hidden-dangers-revealed-by-misdiagnosed-diabetic-neuropathy-a-comparison-of-simple-clinical-tests-for-the-screening-of-vibration-perception-threshold-at-primary-care-level
#19
Kurt Azzopardi, Alfred Gatt, Nachiappan Chockalingam, Cynthia Formosa
AIM: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is an important complication and contributes to the morbidity of diabetes mellitus. Evidence indicates early detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy results in fewer foot ulcers and amputations. The aim of this study was to compare different screening modalities in the detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a primary care setting. METHOD: A prospective non-experimental comparative multi-centre cross sectional study was conducted in various Primary Health Centres...
October 10, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990362/an-explorative-study-on-the-validity-of-various-definitions-of-a-2%C3%A2-2%C3%A2-c-temperature-threshold-as-warning-signal-for-impending-diabetic-foot-ulceration
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Anke M Wijlens, Samantha Holloway, Sicco A Bus, Jaap J van Netten
Home monitoring of skin temperature is effective to prevent diabetic foot ulceration. We explored the validity of various definitions for the >2·2°C left-to-right threshold used as a warning signal for impending ulceration. Twenty patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy monitored their skin temperature with an infrared thermometer at the plantar hallux, metatarsal heads, midfoot and heel four times a day for 6 consecutive days. Environmental temperature and walking activity were monitored and associated with foot temperature...
October 9, 2017: International Wound Journal
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